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Brown Bears take on Big Red in NCAA basketball test

Brown Bears Cornell Big Red
13-10 February 22, 2014, 08:00 | Newman Arena 2-21



The Cornell Big Red will hit the floor running against the visiting Brown Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Cornell battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 13-10 mark (8-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-10 for the Big Red and 4-9 for the Bears.

View Brown Bears vs Cornell Big Red Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Cornell in this one found them as 0-point earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Big Red sit at No. 330 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 77 on the same chart.

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Brown was a 70-68 loser in its last match on the road against Columbia. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Brown got 20 points from Sean McGonagill but lost anyway, 70-68, to Columbia on Friday at Levien Gym.

Cornell was an 82-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Yale. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Cornell got 29 points from Devin Cherry on the way to an 82-65 loss against Yale on Friday at Newman Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cornell's No. 236-ranked scoring average of 64.3 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 42 and allowing 65.17 PPG. The Big Red FG% has averaged 41.32% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (43.45% per game).

A few Bears at Big Red trends to consider:
Brown is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brown's last 8 games
Brown is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Brown is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Cornell is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cornell's last 9 games
Cornell is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games at home
Cornell is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Brown


Next up:
Brown at Pennsylvania, Friday, February 28th
Cornell at Harvard, Friday, February 28th